You deserve expectations of safety at work.
If you’ve been injured at a construction site, you’re entitled to fair compensation. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is dedicated to ensuring the health and safety of America’s workers. Through the years, OSHA has instituted a number of standards to improve workplace safety throughout the US. However, the construction industry remains one of our country’s most dangerous professions. Each year, hundreds of construction-related fatalities occur, along with countless construction-related injuries. Many of these injuries are preventable. Despite having federal and state regulations in place, many construction sites remain unsafe.
If you’ve been injured at a construction site, a number of legal theories may be brought, depending on the reason you were at the construction site and the manner of your injury. The law in Michigan differs for a private citizen injured at a construction site versus a construction worker who was injured on the job. A private citizen may have a number of different legal theories that they can pursue, while construction workers who are injured on the site have a much more narrow avenue of recovery for their injuries. Either way, consulting with an experienced and knowledgeable construction accident attorney like Jeremy Tiedt will help ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
You may have questions about negligence or who is at fault for a construction accident. You may have questions about what to do immediately following a worksite accident. You may have questions about the worksite accident statute of limitations in the state of Michigan.
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Frequently asked questions
What should I do immediately following a construction accident?
First, assess your injuries and what occurred. This includes immediately seeking medical attention, filling out an accident report, talking to witnesses, obtaining witness contact information, identifying what caused you to fall and taking photographs. It is highly recommended that you contact an attorney following your incident to assist you with the investigation and to fight for your rights.
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What is the statute of limitations on filing a construction accident case?
Generally, a Plaintiff in Michigan has a three-year statute of limitations applicable to negligence cases. However, you should not wait until the last minute to contact an attorney. Investigations should take place right after the incident to preserve evidence and determine who was at fault for the incident. It is always important to contact an experienced attorney immediately following any incident.
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How do you determine who was liable in a construction accident?
In Michigan, an injured worker cannot sue his or her own employer for injuries arising out of work-related activities. The exclusive remedy for these types of injuries is through Michigan’s worker’s compensation system.
If a third party’s negligence caused a worker’s injuries, like a subcontractor, that party can be held liable for the incident. In Michigan, general contractors and all subcontractors are required to provide a reasonably safe site, to warn of hazards inherent in the work site, to hire careful employees, to coordinate job safety and to make sure everyone on the job site is complying with the safety rules.
A failure by a general contractor to take reasonable steps to guard against certain worksite dangers that create a high degree of risks to workers can make the general contractor liable for injuries that occur on the worksite. Further, a subcontractor has a duty to act in a manner that does not cause unreasonable dangers to other persons on a worksite.
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Construction accident litigation is complex and usually involves a large amount of evidence that needs to be preserved quickly. Anyone injured at a construction site should consult with an experienced attorney like Jeremy Tiedt as quickly as possible. This proactive measure ensures the proper investigations are performed, evidence is preserved and a viable claim exists. It’s important to have the expertise of an attorney familiar with construction practices and OSHA requirements.
Michigan Accident & Injury Law has extensive experience litigating construction injuries. For a free consultation on a construction accident case, contact Michigan Accident & Injury Law and speak with Jeremy Tiedt today.
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When an accident occurs, who can you count on to fight for you? The sooner you contact an experienced attorney for help, the better.
Attorney Jeremy Tiedt of Michigan Accident & Injury Law offers the knowledge and experience that comes from more than a decade of litigating personal injury cases. When the time comes and you need a partner to stand up for you in a court of law, give us a call, and we’ll discuss your case for free, in plain terms, saving the legal jargon for the courtroom.